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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Rhine and Danube Symphony

Explore the half-timbered towns of Wertheim and Miltenberg, the medieval city of Bamberg and the wine-making town of Rudesheim on this cruise along the Rhine and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1517pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Rhine Valley
  • Wurzburg
  • Nuremberg
  • Bamberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau

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Discover medieval Germany on this superb holiday from Cologne along the Rhine and Danube rivers and through the man-made masterpiece of the Main-Danube Canal.

Sail to the beautiful wine-making town of Rudesheim, home to the fascinating Mechanical Music Museum, then continue past stunning riverside scenery to the beautiful medieval town of Miltenberg with its labyrinth of alleys, and Wertheim, overlooked by a magnificent 12th-century castle. Explore the Bavarian city of Wurzburg, home to the stunning Baroque Residenz, then see the sights of medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History lovers will enjoy exploring Nuremberg, the site of many pre-war nazi rallies and the International War Crimes Tribunal. Explore the medieval city of Regensburg, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can see the magnificent 12th-century Old Stone Bridge.

L134 Operated by Amadeus River Cruises


Rhine and Danube Symphony Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cologne (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark your ship in Cologne. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with fellow guests before dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Rudesheim

Cruise to the beautiful wine-making town of Rudesheim where there is an optional city walk with a visit to the famous Music Museum to see the fascinating self-playing instruments.

Day 3 - Miltenberg - Wertheim

Miltenberg is the first stop today - join the optional guided tour around the medieval half-timbered town then drive to neighbouring Wertheim with its famous glass museum.

Day 4 - Wurzburg

The scenery around the Bavarian city of Wurzburg suggests its wine-growing influences, so why not join the optional walking tour of the city followed by a wine tasting? You can also choose the optional excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber and its perfectly preserved medieval town centre.

Day 5 - Bamberg

Relax on board this morning and enjoy the beautiful views as the ship drifts along the river to Bamberg. In the afternoon take the optional tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city; highlights include the New Residence, the unique Town Hall built on a bridge and the Imperial Cathedral. Afterwards the ship travels through the Main-Danube canal and there is an evening talk about this important waterway.

Day 6 - Nuremberg

Explore the architecture of Nuremberg with an optional tour of the city which is home to a romantic Old Town as well as the Documentation Centre at the Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Rejoin the ship for the Captain's Gala Dinner.

Day 7 - Regensburg

This morning join the optional guided walking tour of Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its stunning architecture. Highlights include the stone bridge and the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis. Perhaps join the optional excursion to Weltenburg Abbey in afternoon before returning to the ship for an authentic Bavarian evening on board while the vessel continues to Passau.

Day 8 - Passau - UK

Disembark ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Rudesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum - £22pp
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours - £33pp
  • Wurzburg walking tour with wine tasting - £47pp
  • Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber - £30pp
  • Bamberg walking tour - £23pp
  • City tour of Nuremberg - £35pp
  • Regensburg walking tour - £16pp
  • Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey - £53pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £98pp

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